Sangh oufits plan big show on Ambedkar anniversary

NEW DELHI: VHP and Bajrang Dal are planning programmes to mark the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar as the Sangh Parivar looks to prove its “pro-Dalit” credentials in the face of a concerted opposition attack that the government was slack in countering a Supreme Court order diluting” the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

While the BJP top brass has repeatedly rebutted the charge and said it is committed to preserving quotas for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and has in fact strengthened laws to protect the SC/ST community, the effort is being complemented by outfits seen as foot soldiers of the Sangh.

The Delhi unit of VHP and Bajrang Dal on Sunday organised a motorbike rally as part of the forthcoming events and the former said the intent is to unify the Hindu community against the divisive politics of caste-based parties.

“There are elements trying to divide the Hindu society. But we are determined to counter such elements,” said VHP’s international…

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